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Revell GmbH reissued this kit a couple of months ago and I wanted to build it for the 50th Anniversary , strangely Revell USA is reissuing it in September . :huh:

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Assembly is fairly straight forward , although the legs of the Lunar Module are a bit tricky . Very little painting on The Lunar Module except for a spray coat of aluminum  , but lots and lots of foil .  I used Chrome , Black , and Gold foil . . . enough for dozens of cars !

Here's a few more photos of the finished model , hope you like it !

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Here's a shot without the "Moon" light . :)

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Odd they didn't release it in the US for July.  Looks like a neat kit.

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That looks fabulous, Ray. Very well done. I built this kit right after the landing and agin in fifth grade as a member of an after-school science club. There are 3D printed detail parts for Apollo spacecraft of various scales available at Shapeways:

Space Models by Vincent Meens

A05 To 11-FUD-MS Interior

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F10-Panels 8-11

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Lunar Module Ascent Stage - Fine Detail Plastic

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Very cool!  Great job.  The foil makes all of the difference.

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4 hours ago, Rob Hall said:

Odd they didn't release it in the US for July.  Looks like a neat kit.

Maybe just an oversight with all that's been going on .

4 hours ago, cobraman said:

Very well done.

Thanks Ray !

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Wow!  Outstanding model of a truly epic event.  I often think about my grandparents going from horse & buggy transport to seeing men on the moon in one lifetime, makes one think.

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17 hours ago, Ken Gilkeson said:

nice build and photos

Thanks Ken !

17 hours ago, Jim N said:

Very cool!  Great job.  The foil makes all of the difference.

Thanks much Jim !  Any of these models have to be foiled , they just don't look right painted . :)

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On 7/18/2019 at 3:06 PM, bbowser said:

Wow!  Outstanding model of a truly epic event.  I often think about my grandparents going from horse & buggy transport to seeing men on the moon in one lifetime, makes one think.

Thanks very much Bruce ! 

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Excellent job.I like that the lazer reflector experiment is included 

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Here’s my contribution for the day!  The “Moon Landing” postmark slug went to the moon with the mission.

Just a page from my stamp collection.

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"Huston, Tranquility Base.  The Eagle has landed." 

Very well done.

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Great diorama!  Lighting and backdrop too!  Funny how Monogram molded the shadows into the base.

How did you model the gold tint on the helmet visors?

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On 7/20/2019 at 5:59 AM, mustang1989 said:

Nicely done and very well photographed.

Thanks !

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On 7/20/2019 at 9:12 AM, Spruslayer said:

Excellent job.I like that the lazer reflector experiment is included 

Thanks !  Not many pics of the real thing so I wasn't sure how to paint it .

On 7/20/2019 at 9:21 AM, Classicgas said:

Well done.

Thank you !

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5 hours ago, peteski said:

Great diorama!  Lighting and backdrop too!  Funny how Monogram molded the shadows into the base.

How did you model the gold tint on the helmet visors?

Thanks very much !  The visors are Gold BMF , it did wrinkle but is so small it's barely noticeable . :)

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14 hours ago, TooOld said:

Thanks very much !  The visors are Gold BMF , it did wrinkle but is so small it's barely noticeable . :)

 

Simple, yet effective!  Nice!

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On 7/20/2019 at 10:38 AM, bobthehobbyguy said:

Nicely done.

Thanks Bob !

On 7/20/2019 at 3:15 PM, Jim B said:

"Huston, Tranquility Base.  The Eagle has landed." 

Very well done.

Thank you Jim !

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On 7/23/2019 at 9:55 AM, Agent G said:

Nice, very nice!

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Thanks G !

On 7/24/2019 at 9:10 AM, unclescott58 said:

Beautiful. Very nice.

Thanks Scott !

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